Enjoy a guided highlights tour of Tauranga

Embark upon our Tauranga Day Tours and take the opportunity to explore the beautiful city  and surrounding areas of Tauranga.

The area was originally discovered by Maori in the 13th century, they gave the area the name Tauranga, which translates as “safe anchorage, place of rest”.

Mauao, Mount Maunganui or “The Mount” as its more commonly known by locals, is considered as both important and tapu (sacred) by local Māori iwi . It is one of the first sights you will see you upon entering the Port of Tauranga.  The beautiful Main Beach here has been awarded the ‘Best Beach in New Zealand’ by TripAdvisor, and ranks itself amongst the top 25 best beaches in the world.

Tauranga’s city waterfront is known locally as The Strand and features a wide range of bars and restaurants. These cater for a range of tastes including fine dining and international cuisine is served alongside bar snacks and tempting, tapas platters.

Both locations have a wide range of shops selling art, giftware, local crafts, designer labels and much more. The Mount and Tauranga are also very popular holiday destinations for New Zealanders as well as international visitors. Tauranga is also one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities with a population of approximately 111,000 people.

*Please Note: Times may change slightly to coincide with any changes in cruise schedules

Tauranga Day Tours – Details:

  • Vehicle Capacity: 19 people
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required (Custom tours also available)
  • Tour duration 4 hours (approx)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 9:15 AM for 9:30AM departure – 1.20PM for 1.30PM departure
RETURN TIME Approximately 1:30 PM (1st Tour) & 5.30PM (2nd Tour)
WEAR Comfortable clothing  and footwear, don’t forget a sun hat and sunscreen!
Professional Tour Guide Attraction Admission

(when applicable)

Transportation in mini-coach
Meals or Refreshments (unless included in standard admission to attraction)
Any gratuities


*NOTE: The tour operates twice daily with the second tour departing at 1.30PM returing at 5.30PM


9.30 AM: Pick up

  • Depart Port Of Tauranga at 9.30am
  • Scenic drive to The Elms Historic House
  • Visit Mossops Honey
  • Short drive to Scenic McLaren Falls

10.00 AM – 10.45AM: The Elms Historic House

Our journey ends with a visit to the oldest European heritage site in the Bay of Plenty. The Elms is an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga!

11.00 AM – 11.30PM: Mossops

First stop is a  visit to a family owned and operated honey store that has been producing and packaging top quality honey and products for generations.  

11.30 PM – 1.00 PM: McLaren Falls

A short journey takes us on to the scenic McLaren Falls, this popular area is home to one of the best botanical collections of trees to be found in the North Island. A cafe is located here, should you wish to purchase food or snacks.

1.00PM – 1.30 PM: Return

Depart  for return journey to the Port Of Tauranga
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